Health Care (4 of 4) by James Merritt

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Health Care (4 of 4)
Series: Realign
James Merritt
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
1-31-2010

Introduction

1. We have started off the New Year with a series that we have entitled "Realign." It has been a series designed to help you get your life lined up with God's purpose for you so that you can live a life on the level. It is amazing how just being one degree off in a measurement or even one letter off in a word can completely throw your life out of whack.

2. Last month a Swedish couple who was touring in Italy wanted to go see the Island of Capri. They were in a little Italian town called "Carpi" and they went to tourist office and asked where they could find the Island of Capri and its famous blue grotto. When they got back in their car they typed in to their automobile GPS the destination, but instead of typing in "Capri" they typed in "Carpi". Relying completely on their start of art navigational system they wound up driving 400 miles off course.

3. It doesn't take a lot for you to get off course in your life. We've already dealt with getting your priorities straight, managing your time well, and handling your money wisely. All of those things by the way are so interrelated that if one is off course normally the other two are as well. Today, I am going to deal with a subject that I have never preached on before and I've never heard a message on from anyone else. Today, I want to talk about "health" and specifically what the Bible has to say about our bodies. There is one simple reason why we ought to consider the body that we live in very important and we ought to treat it with tender loving care and that is because God made it and God values it. The Bible says this about every body that has ever been made,
"It is fearfully and wonderfully made… intricately fashioned."
(Psalm 139:14-15, MLB)
Deuteronomy 34:6 tells us that "God himself made sure that Moses body got a decent burial." Our bodies are so important to God that He has p ...


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